John is a Partner in the Toronto office. He works on acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, financing, development, condominium and leasing transactions involving major Canadian commercial real properties, including many of the country's most prominent retail, office and industrial developments. He is particularly experienced in helping US and European clients and lawyers understand the legal and practical differences in conducting real estate transactions in Canada. John also has specialized expertise in advising clients on unique real property issues and risks arising in the context of renewable energy projects, including hydroelectric and wind-generation facilities. John is the global chair of the Real Estate Practice Group at Lex Mundi. He is also the chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property Section’s Special Investors and Investment Structure Group. John regularly speaks at ABA and other industry events worldwide on cross-border real estate transactions, the Canadian real estate market and other issues of interest to industry leaders and participants. He is also an active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).